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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Aug 12, 2011 6:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the Best Europe '72 Show?

I don't know if it's possible to name one show as the very best of the tour. I'm sure that after the sound quality of a few of these performances is upgraded they will be regarded with even higher esteem. Here is my take on the tour...

04/07/72 (92*)
04/08/72 (99+)
04/11/72 (95)
04/14/72 (100)
04/16/72 (94)
04/17/72 (96)
04/21/72 (89)
04/24/72 (99)
04/26/72 (100)
04/29/72 (94*)
05/03/72 (99)
05/04/72 (98)
05/07/72 (98+)
05/10/72 (98)
05/11/72 (100)
05/13/72 (95)
05/16/72 (97)
05/18/72 (96)
05/23/72 (97)
05/24/72 (96)
05/25/72 (97*)
05/26/72 (100)

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Aug 13, 2011 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the Best Europe '72 Show?

Cliff, do u keep notes of shows and the like? With critiques and reviews of what goes down?

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Aug 14, 2011 8:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the Best Europe '72 Show?

Yes I keep notebooks. I have to, my memory is like a sieve.

If you are interested in the Europe '72 shows, here is the link to an interesting thread on the music from the tour. Including my notes and reviews of each show, there is some great input from others here...

http://www.archive.org/post/304297/europe-72-notebook

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Aug 14, 2011 7:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the Best Europe '72 Show?

i hear ya on the memory thing.

Thanks for the link. Thats a pretty sweet thread. Been enjoying the 5/16 china>rider and 5/11 dark star. Both first time listens.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Aug 15, 2011 1:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the Best Europe '72 Show?

Wow, I can't believe you've never heard the Rotterdam Dark Star! (Not being critical, I just envy anyone who is listening to that performance for the very first time). What do you think of it? It's a DS for me that requires patience and my full attention, but the rewards is that it's also possibly the greatest Dead jam of all time...

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Aug 15, 2011 7:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the Best Europe '72 Show?

well its chopped up into segmented tracks, so i don't like that. At least the one I listened to. I think the first 20 some minutes are great. LIke really high quality dark star stuff. I was unable to finish it as I wanted to hear some 1968-10-12, another show I'm trying to become familiar with. Ill get back to ya on this dark star. Some really sweet moments from what I've heard.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Aug 17, 2011 1:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the Best Europe '72 Show?

I hate that copy of the show; check out this version - the sound isn't *quite* as good, but the difference is negligible, and the DS isn't all chopped up:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-05-11.sbd.samaritano.9357.sbeok.shnf


I can't blame you for switching gears and checking out some 10/12/68 - that is my GO TO show of the year. Another on my 'the greatest of all time' list. Hope you enjoyed it!

This post was modified by clementinescaboose on 2011-08-17 08:31:47

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 17, 2011 2:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the Best Europe '72 Show?

Is that one of the ones you can't get your phishy buddies into cuz of how they perceive the sound quality?

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Aug 17, 2011 4:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the Best Europe '72 Show?

Haha, well 10/12/68 has some of the very best sound of any Grateful Dead show in any era, so if they can't warm up to this recording, then there's no hope for say, 6/14/68 or something like that. I did have it on once at a party and while I was loving it, my Deadhead buddy was the only one who said nary a peep about it!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 17, 2011 6:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the Best Europe '72 Show?

You had 10/12 on at a party or 6/14? If 6/14, I think I can imagine the peeps you heard. More like squawks. Or shrieks. I can be sadly oblivious to bad sound if I'm by myself, but ... well, maybe you could get away with 6/14 at a really LOUD party. ("Huh? The music is ... what did you say? Too fuzzy? Too weird? Huh? Music, what music?")

So, if you put on 10/12, what peeps did the non-Deady "peeps" peep? Did they like it or want you to turn it off or ask who the music was by or what?

This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-08-17 13:04:31

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Poster: birdsong72 Date: Aug 13, 2011 1:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the Best Europe '72 Show?

Try
05/11/72 (Thu) Rotterdam Civic Hall - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Set 1: Playing In The Band, Sugaree, Mr. Charlie, Black Throated Wind, Deal, Chinatown Shuffle, Mexicali Blues, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, It Hurts Me Too, Beat It On Down The Line, Brown Eyed Women, Jack Straw, Big Railroad Blues, Good Lovin', Casey Jones

Set 2: Morning Dew, Me & My Uncle, Two Souls In Communion, El Paso, Tennessee Jed, Next Time You See Me, Dark Star > Drums > Dark Star > Sugar Magnolia > Caution (Do Not Stop On The Tracks) > Who Do You Love > Truckin' > Uncle John's Band, E: One More Saturday Night